Is it normal after 9 days of having smart lipo to not see any real shape difference to the legs due to swelling? (Photo)
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Leg swelling 9 days after Smart Lipo
It is normal to have swelling in the legs after SmartLipo in those areas. It can take up to 3 months to see contour changes and swelling reduction, and up to 6 months to see final results. Wearing a compression garment will help with the swelling. Also, elevating the legs and ankles during the day and eating a low sodium diet will decrease swelling. Be sure to comply with your doctors post procedure instructions.
Need more time
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Dean Vistnes, MD.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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Give it some time
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with SmartLipo, Rare infection and/or hematoma, a collection of blood underneath the skin, can happen following this procedure. Some patients experience minor swelling and bruising, and in your case, the ongoing swelling bears this out. The possibility of burns exists due to the laser’s heat. Asymmetrical or lopsided results and minor scarring can be long-term risks involved with SmartLipo or any liposuction or surgical procedure. Choosing an experienced and reputable doctor can greatly decrease the possibility of any side effects and can lead to better results
Be more patient
i would add that seems like a very large amount to remove from those areas.
wearing a compression garment is a good too.
david berman md
Smart lipo post op 9 days
Is it normal after 9 days of having smart lipo to not see any real shape difference to the legs due to swelling?
It is perfectly normal to have significant swelling in the first week or two after any lower extremity liposuction to include SmartLipo. The ankles and lower legs are especially susceptible to postoperative swelling for a number of reasons - especially plain old gravity. The compression garment is an essential part of your recovery. Hang in there.Dr C
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